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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride Photo Gallery
Eastern Creek played host for the '09 Yamaha R1 press introduction.
Motorcycle USA gets a taste of the 2009 Yamaha R1 literbike. Check out the pictures of Yamaha's latest superbike and make sure to read the full first ride review at
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride
Four color options are avaialble for '09.
Changes from the ground up for '09 from Yamaha.
The R1 gets a slightly taller windscreen and wider upper fairing for better aero.
Gadgets galore, those techies out there will love the new R1’s dash.
Giant ram-air intakes now sit where the outer headlamps used to be.
The R1 shines when pushed to its limit.
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Eastern Creek proved to be a very fast and technical circuit, perfect for testing the new R1.
The R1 should make a great base platform for a race machine.
An all-new Delta Box frame had to be designed to cope with the new engine.
The R1's crossplane crankshaft.
Footpegs are now adjustable 15mm up and down and 3mm front to back.
Floggin' the R1 in the hot Aussie sun.
'Peace out' competiton? Come Shootout time we'll find out.
Middleweight-like handling from a liter-bike.
Say hello to GP technology for the street - at a price we all can afford.
Spinnin' the Euro-spec OE Michelin street tire was quite easy. A bit too easy.
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1. Eastern Creek Raceway, Sydney, Australia.
New EPA sound laws equals new massive exhaust systems.
State-of-the-art projector beam headlights make room for the new air ducts and feature both high and low beam together.
Back from the grave is thte original Red/White color scheme for the original '98 R1, and it's one of our favorties.
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
Rossi on the bike that started all the crossplane crankshaft business.
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